FALL 2006

The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium
2006 Conference
From the Chair
Lifetime Award
Polaris Awards
Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Competition
Scholarship Fundraising
North Workshop
South Workshop

Air Photo, Elevation Inventory
LIDAR Update
50 States Grant
NorthStar Mapper
HydroClim Minnesota

Governor's Council
Annual Report
FY07 Appointments
Governor's Commendations
Grand Rapids Presentations

Forum Results

Olmsted Uses Air Photos
FGDC Funds Web Mapping

Pine County LIDAR, Soils
Soil Data Viewer Update
2007 CAP Grants
USGS Reorganization

Higher Education
Evacuation Management Tool
Land Change Research
St. Mary's Update

K-12 Education
GEOFEST, Training

Mapping Child Care

Other Places
Dynamic Earth Map



Soil Data Viewer for ArcGIS 9.1 – Just Released


Soil Data Viewer has been updated and can now be used with both ArcGIS 9.0 and 9.1! Soil Data Viewer is a tool built as an extension to ArcMap that allows a user to create soil-based thematic maps. The application can also be run independently of ArcMap, but output is then limited to a tabular report.


The installation package for Soil Data Viewer 5.1 for general use can be obtained from the Soil Data Viewer website at If you are a USDA employee, you must get the installation package from the CCE website. The installation package available at the general site will refuse to install Soil Data Viewer 5.1 on a USDA CCE platform. Note: the functionality of the two versions of Soil Data Viewer is identical. Only the installation packages differ.


Online versions of the User Guide for Soil Data Viewer 5.1 and 5.0 are available at  In addition, the Supplemental Documents page of the Soil Data Viewer website includes a variety of documents that discuss processes related to the Soil Data Viewer application that are not covered in the User Guide.